MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL CADET SQUADRON 36
Volume 2, Issue 5 May 2006
PCR-CA-334 INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Squadron 36 “Cleans Up” at the Group 2 Annual Awards Banquet ..... 1 Inter-Squadron Spring Cleaning And Improvements............................ 1 Never Give Up ................................... 3 Glider Lessons ................................... 3 Priorities............................................. 4 Bravo Flight Doings.......................... 4 Cap Mourns a Hero........................... 5 Busting The Slump: Kudos To The Guys 'N Gals, Lads 'N Lasses.......... 7
SQUADRON 36 “CLEANS UP” AT THE GROUP 2 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET By 2d Lt Lance Scott Asst. Aerospace Education Officer A vibrant scene full of life and fun-filled atmosphere greets the attendees…music fills the room as dancers take to the floor. Does this description sound like a Hollywood movie? Perhaps it might, but in this case, we are describing the atmosphere of Group 2’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 29, 2006 in East San Jose. This year’s banquet was hosted by Maj Mitch Richman, San Francisco Bay Group 2 Commander and attended by the California Wing Commander, Col Virginia Nelson.
Editor-in-charge: SM Jacoba Sena Public Affairs Officer Editor: C/A1C Matthew Herbert Cadet Public Affairs Officer The Glider Express is a unit publication, created for the members and supporters of the John J. Montgomery Memorial Cadet Squadron. It is published privately and is in no way connected to the Department of the Air Force or the Civil Air Patrol Corporation. Opinions expressed by the writers are their own and are not to be considered official expressions of the Civil Air Patrol. ARTICLES! If you have an interesting “tidbit” to share, email it to Squadron 36 at: email@example.com or type your notes and send them to:
Group 2’s banquet organizers – our own squadron’s Maj J. Montgomery and 1st Lt J. Orvick – selected the beautiful Villages Country Club as the locale for this year’s banquet. The festivities began with the Sq 18 Color Guard presenting the colors and a rendition of the national anthem and an invocation by Sq 36’s Chaplain Prado. Shortly thereafter, a wonderful dinner commenced. Dr. Janice Voss, a veteran of five space shuttle flights, entertained the gathering with a video montage of her last flight and tails of space, science, and science fiction. Voss’ detailed video showed the demands and challenges each astronaut experiences from the moment one is strapped into a shuttle (continued on Page 2) INTER-SQUADRON SPRING CLEANING AND IMPROVEMENTS By Maj Mike “Monty” Montgomery Commander Arguably, one of the least fun things to do in life ended up being a sorelyneeded project for members of Squadron 36 and Squadron 80: cleaning up (and out) the CAP building at Reid-Hillview on April 29th. Up through April’s end, members have made comments to the effect of, “that bathroom is cluttered,” “we sure are packed in this classroom,” or “who knows what one would find up in that attic.” Saturday answered these comments! 15 cadets and seniors from Squadron 36 and four members from Squadron 80 opted to spend their Saturday morning cartoon time in grubby clothes, with gloves at the ready, lightening the load that each squadron maintains at our joint CAP meeting area. Members were placed within teams and were assigned three general responsibilities: the “attic team,” which was responsible for clearing out 15 years worth of collected “stuff,” the “bathroom team,” responsible for making the ladies room a place fit for – well, ladies, and the “classroom crew,” responsible for ridding ourselves of unused electronics from a bygone era and making the space usable for both squadron’s members. (continued on Page 2)
Cadet Chenny Zhang receives Group 2’s “Cadet NCO of the Year Award” from CAWG/CC, Col Nelson, and GRP2/CC, Maj Richman.
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2975 Silverland Dr San Jose CA 95135-2023
Page 2 JOHN J. MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL CADET SQUADRON 36 2490 Cunningham Avenue San Jose CA 95148-1003 (408) 258-2720 Meetings every Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. On the Web: http://sq36.cawg.cap.gov (BANQUET…continued from page 1) seat to the time when astronauts do an inspection of the shuttle after landing. Her wonderful charm placed the room at ease, making her “town meeting style” question and answer period warm and inviting. Dr. Voss shared her childhood love of science fiction, her experiences in competing for opportunities in college, personal experiences she endured throughout her astronaut training, and even paused to gather and show her multi-page list to the attendees of science fiction books she has read and still wants to read. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies, John Barbour of the local Tennessee Ernie Ford Air Force Association Chapter, had several opportunities to voice the names of Squadron 36 awards recipients as our squadron received honors in proportions not seen for fifteen years:
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Cadet Reese Williams is welcomed to the Air Force by Maj Crystal Korbas, USAFR.
Organization Commander Maj Mike “Monty” Montgomery Deputy Commander Capt Michael A. Hodges Administration & Personnel 2d Lt Joanna M. Lee Aerospace Education Officer 1st Lt J. Kenneth Palmer Moral Leadership Officer Chaplain (Capt) David J. Prado II Finance Officer 1st Lt J. Kenneth Palmer Assistant Finance Officer SM Jacoba Sena Leadership Officer Maj Johanna J. Montgomery Assistant Leadership Officer 2d Lt Joanna Lee 2d Lt Lance J. Scott Logistics Officer Lt Col James H. Sena Professional Development Officer Lt Col James H. Sena Public Affairs Officer SM Jacoba Sena Safety Officer Capt Michael A. Hodges Testing Officer Maj Johanna J. Montgomery Assistant Testing Officer SM Marici P. Reid Cadet Special Activities 1st Lt Jan E. Orvick Cadet Commander C/CMSgt Aaron K. Guerrero
-Cadet Reese Williams: recognized for his appointment to the US Air Force Academy -Cadet Chenny Zhang won the award for Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year -Chaplain David Prado received the Chaplain of the Year Award -Squadron 36 earned Group 2’s Newsletter of the Year Award -Major Mike “Monty” Montgomery earned the CAP Officer of the Year Award -Squadron 36 earned Group 2’s Cadet Squadron of the Year Award -Maj Mike “Monty” Montgomery received CAP’s Gill Rob Wilson Award -Maj Montgomery earned the Commander’s Commendation Award This year’s banquet had a long list of enviable raffle prizes following the awards presentations. Airplane rides, wine and cheese baskets, aviation art, and the grand prize – a weekend trip getaway – all went to the lucky ticket holders. Squadron 36 was no stranger to luck as two members’ tickets were selected for great stuff; Capt Todd Bejsovec and his bride will be looking forward to that weekend getaway and our own squadron commander won a bottle of wine with gift basket filled with goodies. All 100+ attendees throughout the area had a great time and commented that this year’s banquet was a significant improvement over years past. Look forward to future banquets for a great time and plenty of opportunities to see great people from Squadron 36 competing for great things! * * *
(SPRING CLEANING…continued from page 1) “Wow…” was the phrase uttered by 2d Lt Lance Scott, while in the attic, that likely best encapsulates both squadrons’ consensus. Scott, along with his attic-cleaning team, found many items that had been lost to time. Items included green monochrome computer screens from the 1980s and a most curious item that no cadets could recall ever having used; a manual typewriter that actually required the user to physically pull the carrier back to the left instead of simply hitting “return” on a keyboard. “So, you’re saying that this was from when you had to use correction tape?” one Maj McDowell, Sq80/CC, speaks with anonymous cadet uttered. Cadet Nordby about some tasks while Cadet Guerrero tackles the fridge. Ladies can now change out of uniforms and into PT attire without having to be crammed into little corners in the women’s room, thanks to the removal of a rusting file cabinet and its replacement with a more contemporary plastic one. Not one for simple aesthetics, the clean up crew did the deep cleaning that nobody enjoys doing but everyone prefers the results; cleaning up sinks, toilets, and mopping. Members may miss the obvious signs of the work each member did, but, upon closer look, members can see that much of the clutter is now out of the way. If one’s castle is any indication of one’s frame of mind, then a detailed look at our building will reveal two squadrons with less distractions and better environment in which to groom leaders and perform missions for America.
The Glider Express NEVER GIVE UP By Cadet Chris Palmer Alpha Flight Commander As I was getting ready for the next hit, I shriveled out of fear and regretted every moment of practice. At the age of thirteen, I begged my father to enroll me in tackle football because my friends were playing and how much fun they were having. I never thought of the hard work and devotion that this sport included. As the season proceeded, I soon grew to hate practice and begged my father to let me quit. My father, being much smarter than me, saw this as a valuable lesson that I needed to learn – never give up. Throughout life there will be many obstacles; one can either take the easy way out and quit, or endure what may be hard for a while and succeed. If one takes the easy way now you are prone to do the same later in life, running away from you problems will never get you any ware. People see freedom from their problem when they quit, to stay and succeed will take a lot of time, devotion and faith but it is well worth it in the end. It is important to make a decision now when trials are not present, to make a decision that no matter what happens you will never give up. To help me remember my vow, I dedicated a verse that will keep me on track when hard times are present “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 By the time the football season ended, I had seven sacks and nine takedowns. If my dad would of let me quit I would of not learned this valuable lesson and would not of had a successful football career. "Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.'' –Sir Winston Churchill.
Airborne Air Force
Airmen walk through a sustained airborne training session on Friday, April 21, 2006 before participating in a Joint Forced Entry Exercise at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. They are part of an airborne Red Horse unit training with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lisa Terry McKeown) AIR FORCE ENGINEERS TAKE A JUMP by Lisa Terry McKeown 43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs 4/28/2006 - POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFPN) Joint operations are not a new concept here. It’s a way of life for many units on base. But for a new breed of Air Force joint operators, this week’s Joint Forced Entry Exercise was a chance to get off the ground -literally. The Airmen are part of Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer units, better known as Red Horse. They are from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Langley AFB, Va. Their task is to quickly assess and repair runways. But unlike other Red Horse teams, these Airmen parachute into the fight with the Army. This summer, one of the airborne Red Horse units will put their training into real-world action when they deploy with the Army to Afghanistan.
GLIDER LESSONS By Cadet Matthew Herbert Cadet Public Affairs Officer I am currently taking lessons to get my glider pilot's license. I already have 2 1/2 hours in a glider. It is one of best opportunities I have ever had. My instructor is very nice and we get along well together. I have done many landings and even some zero G! The landings are not as hard as you would think. I have flown tow but I have not done any takeoffs yet. On my next flight I will be able to takeoff!! This is one more step closer to getting a powered aircraft license. Since a glider has no power you have to rely on air currents or thermals. If you cannot find a thermal you better have a good spot to land quick. I have a lot of fun and am going to stay with it until I can get my license at 16. If anyone really wants to take part in this also just come and talk to me and I will give as much info as I can!
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Welcome 36ers New Faces at Squadron 36
PRIORITIES By Chaplain (Capt) David Prado Do you ever find yourself not liking where all your energy has gotten you? Have you ever realized that you have huffed and puffed and gotten nowhere? It happens to the best of us. The Pareto Principle, otherwise known as the 20/80 principle, says that 20% of your priorities will give you 80% of your production. So, for both cadets and seniors, it is important to sort out our activities, the people we associate with, and the resources we have, into levels of priority in order to accomplish what we wish to accomplish with our time. If we are leaders, we will take the initiative to make the best of our time. If we are followers, we will simply react to circumstances and let them dictate what we do with our time. If we are leaders, we will be movers and shakers and not wait for fate to determine our next action. If we are leaders, we will plan ahead and anticipate the needs of the future. If we are leaders, we will set priorities for the month ahead. If we are followers, we will let the requests of others dictate where we give our time. In the area of your time, what would you like to be? A leader or a follower? Colossians 4:5, 6 says "Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone." If we can just prioritize that top 20%, we will know how to answer everyone properly with our commitments. Only then we will reap the benefit of the 80% return on our investment. ( R.Earl Allen, Let It Begin With Me; Nashville: Broadman Press, 1985).
Cadet Andrea Pepper
June 2006 is fast approaching. Come June, the commander will consider some new cadet staff requests (new folks in new jobs, switcharounds, etc.) Take a look at your schedules, take a look at your long-term CAP goals, and then step up accordingly! All grades may apply for ALL positions, but all grades must be prepared to substantiate their desires. Consult AFH 33337, The Tongue and Quill, as well as CAPR 10-1, Preparing and Processing, Correspondence, and submit a formal memorandum. Include what you would like to do and why.
BRAVO FLIGHT DOINGS By Cadet Tania Samsonoff Bravo Flight Commander During the month of April, a lot of interesting things happened to the cadets of Bravo flight. Our own c/CMSgt Chenny Zhang was awarded Cadet NCO of the year at the Group 2 Banquet. C/A1C Williams went to the Air Force Academy for an Orientation. As everyone already knows, he will be attending there in the fall. C/SrA Patrick is also one of the three 12th graders in Bravo Flight and has been accepted to Virginia Tech for college. While the above are wonderful, one cannot forget the more simple events that affect our flight such as C/SSgt Teague obtaining a wonderful sunburn (as he seems to always do when he goes outside) while off-roading. If anyone attended the Moffet Field Air Expo a few years back, they will remember Cadet Teague’s notorious burn from then, also. My personal favorite (as I have always enjoyed learning new languages) is C/MSgt Carleton’s activities in this past month, which involved learning Hebrew. He did not attend the GI Party scheduled on April 29th due to a Bar Mitzvah. Happy Birthday to him and congratulations on growing taller by the minute. All in all, a rather interesting month for the entire flight.
Don’t Forget the SAREX May 20-21 Palo Alto Airport
The Glider Express CAP MOURNS A HERO By 2d Lt Lance Scott For those who did not hear, CAP lost a true hero and aviation icon. Scott Crossfield was killed in a light plane crash on or about April 20, 2006. Mr. Scott has a Civil Air Patrol award named after him in honor of his accomplishments and commitment to aviation. He will be missed by all. God speed Scott. The following article, written by Joe Godfrey, appeared on: http://www.avweb.com/news/profiles/182924-1.html A. Scott Crossfield was born October 2, 1921, in Berkeley, Calif. He took his first flight at age six in an oil company airplane, a flight that hooked him on aviation for life. During World War II he was a fighter pilot and fighter gunnery instructor in the U.S. Navy. In 1950, he joined NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and was a research pilot for the next five years at the High Speed Flight Research Station at Edwards, Calif. There he was the test pilot for numerous research aircraft, including the X-1, X-4, X-5, XF-92, the D-558-I, D558-II, and on November 20, 1953 he became the first pilot to fly faster than Mach 2. He was also the first pilot to fly the X-15. While at Edwards, Crossfield helped design the first full-pressure flight suit, which evolved into the pressure suits used by military pilots and NASA astronauts. In 1955 Crossfield joined North American Aviation as a pilot and design consultant on the X-15. He also was the first pilot to fly the T-39, the military version of the Sabreliner jet. He left North American in 1967, moving first to Eastern Airlines, then to Hawker-Siddley Aviation, then served as a technical consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. Scott retired in 1993, but still flies his 1961 Cessna 210A to EAA Airventure at Oshkosh, Sun 'n Fun, and other aviation celebrations around the country to give speeches that concentrate more on the future than on the past. Each year he presents the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award. His biography, Always Another Dawn, was published in 1960. Among his awards are the Collier Trophy (presented by President Kennedy) from the National Aeronautics Association, The Harmon Trophy (also presented by President Kennedy) and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. In 1963, Crossfield was one of the charter inductees to the Aerospace Hall of Fame. In 1983, he was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, and was presented with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Lifetime Achievement in November 2000.
We had two lucky winners last month… Okay all you cadets…(and families too!) Get your thinking caps on and answer these questions… 1. What awards did Sq 36 receive at the Group 2 banquet? 2. What is the Pareto Principle? 3. What special event did Cadet Carleton experience this month? 4. What were some of Scott Crossfield’s aviation accomplishments? If you know the answers, email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org A winner will be selected from the correct entries… and yes, there will be a prize! Be sure to include your name with your entry.
California Wing Encampment 2006 - Camp San Luis Obispo, CA 5-12 Aug 06
The Cadet Training Group is finalizing plans for this year's encampment. Basic cadets that graduate this year will join the thousands of Cadet Training Group members that have benefited from this rigorous experience. Cadets in Civil Air Patrol are required to attend an encampment as a prerequisite for attaining the coveted General Billy Mitchell Award and attaining cadet officer status. This year’s challenging encampment will include: Orientation Flights in Military Aircraft Rifle Range M-16 Drill and Volleyball competitions Military Career Briefing Military Obstacle Course Cadet Physical Fitness Test Barracks Training And a lot of FUN
For complete information and application instructions see the CAWG website: http://www.cawgcadets.org/calendar/calendar.php
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NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings and activities will begin and end at Squadron 36's regular meeting location. NOTE: ITEMS IN RED FACTOR INTO CADETS' ATTENDANCE RECORDS. NOTE: ITEMS IN BLUE ARE FOR SENIOR MEMBERS ONLY.
May 2, 2006 First half: Alpha Flt: Inspection/Drill, Bravo Flt: Inspection/Drill Critique. Second half: Alpha Flight: Different insignias & John F. Curry, Bravo Flight: Flight Time. Service Uniform or CAP equivalent. SENIOR MEMBER STAFF MEETING: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Civilian clothes. First half: Muscle failure, both flight. Second half: Alpha Flt: Aerospace 1.1, Bravo Flt: "Flight Simulator". Second half: ES Service Uniform or CAP equivalent. Activity: "Flight Simulator". Wear civilian clothes. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD! Route questions about time and any possible changes through your CHAIN OF COMMAND. First half: PT for both flights. Second half: AE - "Model Airplanes” for both flights. Workout attire AND BDU or CAP equivalent for first half. NO CPFT IN BDUs!
May 4, 2006: May 9, 2006 May 13, 2006
May 16, 2006 May 20-21, 2006
The “Who’s Who” of the USAF and CAP are here, along with their biographies!
Activity: SAREX @ Palo Alto Airport. Battle Dress Uniform. CAPID, 101 Card, and applicable SQTR required. Curry Achievement (cadets) or Level 1/CPPT (seniors) must be completed before attending. Deadline to apply has now closed. Cost: Seniors $20, Cadets – no cost.
First half: “Moral Leadership” both flights. Second half: Alpha Flt: Flight Time, Bravo Flight: Impromptu class. BDU or CAP equivalent. Fifth Tuesday Event. TBD
May 23, 2006 May 30, 2006
June 1, 2006: June 6 2006 SENIOR MEMBER STAFF MEETING: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Civilian clothes. First half: Cat & Mouse, both flights. Second half: Alpha Flt: Aerospace 1.2, Bravo Flt: Authoritarian Leadership. Service Uniform or CAP equivalent. First half: AE - "Model Airplanes” for both flights. Second half: Alpha Flt: “How to wear a proper uniform (uniform lab),” Bravo Flt: “Radio Usage with Capt Crawford.” Service Uniform or CAP equivalent. Activity: "Flight Simulator". Wear civilian clothes. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD! Route questions about time and any possible changes through your CHAIN OF COMMAND. First half: Cardio, both flights. Second half: Alpha Flt: Flight Time, Bravo Flt: "Flight Simulator". Workout attire AND BDU or CAP equivalent for second half. NO CPFT IN BDUs! USS Pampanito Overnight trip. Stay tuned for details!
Squadron 36 congratulates the following members for accomplishments since our last newsletter!
June 13, 2006
June 17, 2006
June 20, 2006
June 23 – 24
Cadet Tania Samsonoff C/MSgt
7th Annual "Vertical Challenge" Helicopter Air Show San Carlos Airport, CA Date: 17 June, 2006
A big congratulations for all the award winners at the Group 2 banquet also!
Reporting Time: 7:00 a.m. Dismissal: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $10.00 (lunch will be provided) Applications: CAWGF31 and $10 check payable to "Squadron 192, Civil Air Patrol" Applications Due: 24 May 06 Cadet Staff Applicants: See Flyer Project Officer: 2d Lt Mike Pavis For more information: http://gp2.cawg.cap.gov/calendar/calendar-overview.html http://www.hiller.org/vertical-challenge.shtml
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BUSTING THE SLUMP: KUDOS TO THE GUYS 'N GALS, LADS 'N LASSES By Major Mike "Monty" Montgomery Commander Squadron 36: Group 2's Cadet Squadron of the Year! Gosh, that has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? It should...all of us kicked it into high gear and proved that we aren't just the "run-of-the-mill" outfit. Let’s not forget that we were blessed enough to take home Cadet NCO of the Year, Chaplain of the Year, Newsletter of the Year, and a few other awards also. If you prescribe to Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs," then from an organizational standpoint, our collective desire for esteem needs should be squared up for the moment! So what's next? Anybody who has flipped through the TV channels or who reads the newspaper has probably heard the term "one hit wonder." The term generally refers to a music group that is famous for having a hit recording but never has any other song that reaches the same prestige. Similarly...Squadron 36 now has the opportunity to choose whether we'll be one hit wonders with respect to being an honored unit or rather, fall back into the quiet life after having reached a goal. So how can we keep it up? Well, let's take a look at all the things that got us to where we are today. We became an active player throughout our area with respect to participation in events, such as Basic Cadet Schools, presenting the colors at events like National Legal Officers' College, participation in Search and Rescue exercises, and let's not forget about staffing air shows; both our own locally-held "Reid-Hillview Airport Days" and Palo Alto's air show also. Some folks might have joined Civil Air Patrol under the auspices of "it'll look good on my college application" or perhaps even, "it'll look good to help the young folks." Whatever the motivation to join CAP was, the implementation of one of CAP's core values - SERVICE - is a major contributing factor in the honor that each of us received at the recent Group 2 banquet. So...with that in mind, should we rest on our laurels now? Not on my watch! It's good to enjoy the award we've earned but we must look to the future. Ask yourself how you will help your unit remain a frontrunner as one of California Wing's best cadet squadrons. Will you support your unit's activities? Will you advance your education and training rapidly (cadets; that should sound like a familiar statement.) Will the seniors actively engage in developing themselves into better resources for the unit, both now and in the future? These are great questions that we must not answer without a bit of forethought. Think about what your goals are (you should be setting some if you haven’t been already.) Think about what the unit’s goals are (do you know what they are?) Doing all this thinking is enough to make one’s brain hurt…but as some people say, “No pain, no gain!” Congratulations, Squadron 36! It's been an honor standing by your side as a fellow CAP volunteer and privilege to lead such a distinguished group of seniors and cadets. Join me for another year with your own renewed dedication to what it means serve in one of seven premiere cadet squadrons in California. Let's show 'em that we aren't one hit wonders, together!
Do you enjoy CAP? Do you have friends who mght enjoy CAP? Are you learning new skills that you would like to share with others? Invite your friends to visit a meeting and see for themselves. CAP can do many things to encourage young people to join, but the best way to get new members is for current members to invite their friends. You are CAP’s best recruitment tool! Invite your friends to share in the CAP adventure.
The Squadron 36 family at the Group 2 banquet.
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In Memoriam Lt Col Donald Towse Dec 5, 1924 – April 16, 2006
Sadly, on April 16, Squadron 36 lost a friend and supporter when Lt Col Donald Towse passed away while vacationing in the San Blas Islands. Lt Col Towse was a strong supporter of CAP and spent many hours sharing his skills and knowledge with the seniors and cadets in Squadron 36. As recently as March, Squadron 36 worked with Lt Col Towse in a No-Notice Training Mission. According to Maj Kevin McDowell, Sq 80 commander, “Don’s commitment to CAP can be inferred from his many awards, including the Loening, Garber and Wilson awards, his 20 ES achievements and his roles ranging from commander of Sq80 in the 1960’s to Mission Pilot to ES/OES officer and liaison. His real commitment is in the legacy he left. Don left all of us better equipped to carry out our commitments to CAP. As a new commander, his advice was invaluable. As members of the squadron and CAWG, his mentorship drove many of us along our CAP careers. For the cadets of Sq 36, his training instilled a desire to pursue new and exciting activities in ES. We will miss Don in the coming months and years. While we will replace his functions and duties, we will never be able to replace the knowledge and devotion to service that he brought to Civil Air Patrol.” Squadron 36 expresses it’s sadness and sympathy to his family in this sad time. We will truly miss him.
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